Executive Director: Susan Mason, Formerly Incarcerated Activist
A society that welcomes and enables formerly incarcerated individuals to be full members without shame or discrimination. That respects and promotes full human rights for the formerly incarcerated
Eliminate the complex system of mass incarceration and develop criminal justice approaches that make society safer, more resilient, and better for everyone. Our first priority is to improve the ability of formerly incarcerated adults to reintegrate into society
Convene, support, and scale organizations with the goal of replacing mass incarceration with anti-racist solutions that work better for everyone. Build leaders among the formerly incarcerated and directly impacted so that they can lead in bringing about system change.
The Rights Restoration Project is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance and resources to people with criminal records. On their website, rightsrestorationproject.org, they provide information and resources to those with criminal records to determine their eligibility to vote after a criminal conviction and eligibility for records mitigation. They try to meet people where they're at with their resources, providing posters on voting rights to local community organizations and working with National Expungement Week to host expungement events across the country.
Rehabilitation Through the Arts:
Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA)'s mission is to use the transformative power of the arts to develop social and cognitive skills that incarcerated men and women need for successful reintegration into the community. RTA also seeks to raise public awareness of the humanity behind prison walls. RTA is a 5013(c) non-profit organization.